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Justin Schwenk

185 lbs.
Royersford, Pa.
High School
Justin Schwenk - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

2020 – “To persevere through the trials of faceoff trench warfare requires both physical and emotional strength. Justin has established himself as a trusted competitor for us, a man we have grown to know will rise to the occasion on gameday as evidenced by his 2018 UVA faceoff win single-season record-setting year. His daily battles with our other specialists have improved his, along with everyone else’s, prowess at the X.” 2019 – Redefining the word grinder, what this man did last year at the faceoff X was remarkable as he disregarded pain and continued to step on the field and battle at the X.” 2018 – “Joining us this year after transferring in from Monmouth, Justin is filling a critical role for our program.  As a faceoff specialist, Justin embraces the grind.  He enjoys the one-on-one battles at the X despite the physical punishment it brings.  Actually, Justin’s physicality is one of his strongest attributes as he combines good hand speed with noteworthy power.  The team has embraced Justin swiftly and we are fortunate to have him with us.”

• Appeared in all six of UVA’s games
• Dished an assist at Brown
• Was 7-of-8 on faceoffs against High Point
• Went 4-of-5 on faceoffs against Air Force

• Appeared in 16 of UVA’s 20 games
• Set a UVA NCAA Tournament single-game record with 22 faceoff wins against Robert Morris
• Was 22-of-28 on faceoffs against Robert Morris
• The 22 wins in creased his program record for career 20+ faceoff win games to three
• Dished out two assists against Lehigh, while picking up five ground balls

• Appeared in 17 of UVA’s 18 games
• Was given the night off against VMI
• Set a UVA single-season record with 242 faceoff wins, smashing the previous record of 204 by Jack deVilliers (2003)
• Became the only Cavalier in a season and career to win 20+ faceoffs in multiple games after winning 25 against Princeton and 20 at Stony Brook
• Finished No. 1 in the ACC with a 59.8 faceoff winning percentage and 5.70 ground balls per game

• Spent the 2017 season at Monmouth
• MAAC Rookie of the Year
• Second-team All-MAAC
• MAAC All-Rookie Team
• Three-time MAAC Rookie of the Week
• Played in 18 games as a freshman
• Scored three goals and added one assist for four points
• Set Monmouth single-season records for faceoff winning percentage (.519), ground balls (77) and faceoff wins (164)
• Holds Monmouth single game records for faceoffs won (16) and ground balls (8)
• Made his collegiate debut in the 12-10 win at Villanova
• Tied the Monmouth record with eight ground balls at Hofstra
• Went 16-for-26 on faceoffs in the win over Siena
• Scored the fastest goal in Monmouth history when he scored against VMI at the 14:44 mark of the first quarter

• Played three years of lacrosse at Spring-Ford High School
• Helped Spring-Ford compile a 62-11 record and won 495-of-557 faceoffs (88 percent) during his career
• As a sophomore, earned first-team All-Pioneer Athletic Conference and second-team All-Area awards, which he also claimed during his junior season
• As a senior, secured first-team All-PAC 10, first-team All-Area, second-team All-SE PA and All-EPLCA accolades

• Son of Bryan and Anne Schwenk
• Served as Class Vice-President for two years and was a member of the Pep Club and Health Club